Surf Life Saving Central Coast held its Awards of Excellence presentation at Mingara Recreation Club on June 10.
Clubs from around the Coast were honoured for their achievements throughout the year.
Top honours went to Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club’s (SLSC) Skye O’Mara and Ocean Beach’s Hayden Doyle, named Junior Life Savers of the Year.
It was a big night for Ocean Beach members, with Liam Oakes taking out Rookie of the Year, Ryan Chiswell took out Young Life Saver of the Year, and Jordan Smith being named Lifesaver of the Year.
Ocean Beach also took out the Patrol Competition category before being named Club of the Year.
Terrigal’s Paul Lemmon and Joshua Cole took out the Masters Athlete of the Year and RWC Operator of the Year categories respectively.
Wamberal SLSC’s Ramzy Fawzy took out both the Facilitator of the Year and Assessor of the Year, whilst Avoca Beach claimed the title of Overall Surf Sports Pointscore winners.
Umina’s surf lifesaving star, Jemma Smith, claimed the Open Athlete of the Year and Young Athlete of the Year categories.
Umina’s Trevor Gee took out the Coach of the Year, and Team of the Year went to Umina’s U19 Female Taplin Team.
Killcare’s Craig Sheppard was honoured with Volunteer of the Year.
Wyong was also well represented with Shelly Beach and The Entrance SLSCs giving the southern clubs some stiff competition.
Shelly Beach’s Shaun Gresch and Trish Watts took out Trainer of the Year and Administrator of the Year, whilst Ken Sellers of The Entrance was awarded Official of the Year.
In the Quality Club Program, Bronze winners were Soldiers Beach, North Entrance and Ocean Beach.
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Surf Life Saving Central Coast
Dilon Luke, Journalist